OxyFile #146

Acute oxygen therapy.

RM Leach & NT Bateman

British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 
1993 May 5-18, 49(9):637-44.
(UI:  93284336)


Tissues require oxygen for survival.  Its delivery depends on adequate 
ventilation, gas exchange and distribution in the circulation.  Many 
causes of hypoxaemia can be corrected by adding oxygen to the inspired 
air but response is variable and must be measured.